Join the Road Trip

Chris-Rachael On the Road

I'm so excited that I get to spend a couple years combining travel and cookbook writing!

I'm taking a massive road trip through all 48 continental states (and a handful of Canadian cities) wherein I'm cooking for strangers in their own home using ingredients from their own pantries. I'll learn about them and their city and in return teach them how to make new things from ingredients they already love. Dinner gets photographed and the recipes I invent included in the cookbooks.

Devil's tower
Montreal Fete Nationale
Niagara Falls
Solar Eclipse

If you've got dietary restrictions I can absolutely teach you new and easy things to cook. So far on this trip I've made everything from a vegan peach and miso rissoto to a month of meal prep lunches for a bodybuilder on a strict macro diet, to kosher seder dinner, and so much more!

Click on the Recipes link above to see examples of food I've made for guests in 20 states (plus plenty of recipes targeted at special diets!)

I'm looking for new hosts east of the Mississippi who want to be in my book! The more diverse the better!

Read my host reviews on to see what random strangers who generously invited me into their home had to say about the experience! 

Phoenix Chocolate Cherry Tamales
Bismarck ND Lasagna with green beans and garlic bread 01
Des Moines Lamb Rack rectangle 02
Fish Tacos
Missoula Moose Roast and Mousse Dessert 01

Ready to invite a chef into your home? Scroll down and fill out the contact form. I can't wait to meet you! 

The Road So Far

Pittsburgh, PA 
Syracuse, NY 
Montreal, Quebec 
Toronto, Ontario 
Niagara-on-the-River, Ontario 
Springfield, IL 
Des Moines, IA 
Omaha, NB 
Fargo, ND 
Bismarck, ND 
Deadwood, SD 

Greybull, WY 
Bozeman, MT 
Coeur d'Allene, ID 
Missoula, MT 
Spokane, WA 
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Tacoma, WA 
Portland, OR 
Eugene, OR 
Reno, NV 
Sacramento, CA 
San Francisco, CA 

Carlsbad, NM 
Roswell, NM 
Mesa, AZ 
Flagstaff, AZ 
Las Angeles, CA 
Las Vegas, NV 
Salt Lake City, UT 
Moab, UT 
Sturgis, SD 
Minneapolis, MN 
Memphis, TN 
Little Rock, AR

UPDATE: I've wrapped up the Pacific and Mountain time zones. Thank you so much to all my amazing hosts!

I'm now looking for new hosts across the Central and Eastern time zones as well as Eastern Canada. Let's make dinner!

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